Nursing Home Negligence
Abuse & Neglect, Falls, Improper Supervision, Elopement/Wandering, Bed and Pressure Sores, Medication Errors
Have you or someone you love been injured as a result of the negligence of a nursing home or its staff? We trust nursing homes and assisted living facilities to care for us at our most vulnerable times; whether we need help due to decreasing health, a sickness, an injury or recovering from surgery. When a nursing home accepts a patient, they agree to provide care to help that person in their time of need. Sadly, all too often, a nursing home will not be attentive or responsive to the needs of the patient or the concerns of the patient’s family. The results can be tragic to the patient and their family.
Illinois has approximately 1200 long-term care facilities that serve more than 100,000 residents in all age ranges. The law requires that the Illinois Department of Public Health inspect these facilities at least annually. Each year, the Department receives more than 5,000 complaints. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are often regulated by the Illinois Nursing Home Act. Various state laws are designed to protect nursing home residents and provide recourse for negligent or wrongful conduct.
Nursing home cases frequently involve neglect, wandering and elopement, slips and falls, abuse/assault, medication errors, monitoring errors, and failure to maintain medical equipment such as ventilators or feeding devices.
For over 35 years, the nursing home neglect attorneys at Susan E. Loggans & Associates, P.C. have been assisting those injured by nursing home negligence and their families in obtaining maximum compensation for wrongfully caused injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured at a nursing home or as a result of the care they were provided, contact us immediately at (312) 201-8600 or click here. The law may limit the time you have to file a claim.